If there was one staple of the free-agent process, it was the phenomenon of "summit denial."
"Meeting? What meeting?"
"Summit? Don't know what you're talking about."
Yet there is no denying that the contact between LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, as innocuous as it might have been, went a long way toward sealing their destiny with the Heat, contact that took place before the start of the NBA's July 1 free-agent negotiating period.
Now, Dallas Mavericks owner -- and part-time Miami Heat nemesis -- Mark Cuban believes it is time to address that part of the tampering equation.